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Former Raiders WR/KR Jeremy Ross agrees to deal with Jets

The New York Jets could replace one Jeremy with another.

Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver/kick returner Jeremy Ross is expected to sign with the Jets, pending a physical, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan reported on Wednesday night. The Raiders relinquished their rights to Ross, a restricted free agent, by declining to make a tender offer.

Ross, 28, played in 11 games last season -- five with the Baltimore Ravens, six with the Raiders. He finished with nine catches for 88 yards. In four seasons, he has 39 catches, 469 yards and two touchdowns.

Chances are, Ross' best chance of making the team will be as a returner. The Jets released their only punt returner from last season, Jeremy Kerley, so that job is wide open. They also didn't have a dynamic kickoff returner, another position for the taking.

Ross has experience in both areas. He has a combined 143 returns in his career, including two for touchdowns (one punt, one kickoff return).